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Commonwealth v. Scher
Pennsylvania Supreme Court
803 A.2d 1204 (2002)
The commonwealth (plaintiff) charged Dr. Stephen Scher (defendant) with the murder of Martin Dillon 20 years after Dillon’s death from a gunshot wound to his chest. A jury convicted Scher. Scher appealed, challenging the 20-year delay in filing charges as a violation of due process. The intermediate appellate court reversed. The commonwealth appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Newman, J.)
Dissent (Zappala, C.J.)
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